We have a C-section date + making plans + books!

If I am working in my office, this is usually my view. These two are either snoozing on my rug or rough housing with a toy. They crack me up.

It may not look very appetizing, but we had more sweet potato nachos Wednesday night. They’re so delicious. Baked sweet potato slices topped with barbecue sauce, ranch, chicken, and cheese. We have another version of these that have steak and veggies on top and it is delicious, too. You just can’t go wrong with sweet potato nachos.

Exciting news: we have a C-section date scheduled! As long as baby boy doesn’t flip or decide to come early, we are scheduled for a C-section Wednesday, February 16th! I am so excited. I know the recovery is going to be tough, but we are so blessed with the best support system.

I feel like my belly grows every single day. If you are a C-section mama, I would love to hear any and all tips!

I have started to get pretty uncomfortable at night, but thankfully, once I am asleep, I am able to stay asleep unless I am getting up to pee. I am using ALL the pillows and that seems to help a little bit.

I guess we’d better find a better spot to throw our pillows at night. The bassinet isn’t going to work for storing them too much longer!

I finished this book Wednesday night and loved every second of it. It is historical fiction and covers the scandal of Georgia Tann, who used to kidnap children from poor families and place them into custody of wealthy families. She even had people working in hospital wards who would tell the mothers that their babies did not survive, just so she could make money off of them. I had no idea this happened. Highly, highly recommend reading this.

I had a slow start to my Thursday morning and it was wonderful. I got up to see Jake off to work, made coffee, fed the girls, then grabbed my laptop and crawled back into bed. I did a couple hours of work while lounging in bed and sipping coffee.

Rhea was outside – she spends most chilly days in our backyard, refusing to come in the house. And Lu tried her best to distract me with her ball.

I took a few cuddle breaks, which are my favorite.

Rhea even graced us with her presence for some cuddles.

My sister told our niece that Cooper will be here soon and Eleanor started making a spot for him in her room. She is the sweetest. I told Piper I would remember that Eleanor wants him to live with her when I cannot get him to stop crying. HA!

I saw these at Mama Jean’s and grabbed a box because they sounded good and I cannot stop eating them. They are a soft baked almond flour bar and this one is chunky peanut butter. They are the perfect snack to just grab and go.

Dinner last night was spaghetti squash topped with spaghetti sauce, meatballs, and Gouda. I tripled the meatball recipe to freeze some, so we now have three more servings of these meatballs in the freezer. I’m going to slowly start working on some freezer meals over the next week.

I just started this book last night, I’m only one chapter in but already love it. I shared it on my social media and had a bunch of people tell me they also read it and loved it.

I have a presentation that goes out to the whole faculty today, but after that, I think I am finished with my big stuff for work before being on leave.

We have maternity photos tomorrow and I am so excited!

Happy Friday, friends!


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  1. Amanda

    Hey! I could not be more excited for you two!! We’ve never met, but I read your blog all the time. I’m a momma of 2 c-section babes (breech). The worst thing about my first one was that the frigid temps of the OR caused my upper body to shiver so intensely that I was sore for days (mostly in the muscles between my ribs). With my second c-section, they gave me lots of warm blankets to wrap my chest/arms in and the whole experience was 100 times better. I’d ask for some warm blankets 🙂 Best of luck. You’re gonna be a rockstar mom!!

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